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Posted on 28 Oct 2012 15:13:49 GMT
T4bsF says:
That's great Pix - jam butties under the sheets - we used to have this when we'd pegged sheets to some chairs to make a tent. We used to make our own fun then.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 15:17:54 GMT
pixie says:
And dripping...I know it's not so PC now but then when you had real beef the dripping was amazing! We were very working class, dad on the railway at Liverpool st and mum in a sweat shop in the market but I was never allowed to eat in the street...so that was my main aim in life...to get out the door with a slab of bread slavvered in dripping and sprinkled with pepper...small victories make a kid very happy!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 15:22:13 GMT
honeybunny says:
Real dripping is ace, I dont know why my mum didnt make it. I never tasted it till my 20's, my mum in law gave me some on buttered toast. I remember scrunching my face in distaste ( when she wasnt looking!) but ate it cos didnt want to offend and was yum. I also ate heart for the first time at her house and that was nice too. Her cooking was amazing.

Posted on 28 Oct 2012 15:27:09 GMT
T4bsF says:
We used to fight over the brown jelly bits. Lots of things we used to do then that are not acceptable now - some good - some bad, but I think we had more innocent fun then. I can remember walking to school with a bent twig seeing how many spider's webs I could collect from the hedges (hedges - what are they?) along the route. When I met up with my friends then we used to compare to see who had the thickest collection. If I tell kids today about this they look at me as if I'm nuts - but we thought it was fun.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 15:33:59 GMT
pixie says:
honey...the food in "The Hub" was amazing! and we had a great time ...I am so jealous and truly hope you have a fab time. The artist society have some great bargains...tell me what you choose...I bought two really nice bits!x

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 15:34:05 GMT
honeybunny says:
The brown bits were the best.C an you imagine, as you were collecting cobwebs on your twig, and someone had said to you, kids in 20 years will be sat indoors, for the most part, staring at moving images, you'd have thought it was a glimpse of a sci fi world. I'm glad of my active childhood, it mat come in useful, I read a study that suggests if you were an active kid, you are less likely to have mobility probs in later life.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 15:35:14 GMT
pixie says:
I know just what you mean...my dad used to pick a bit of leafage on the way to school and say it was bread and cheese! Not sure what that is!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 15:36:17 GMT
honeybunny says:
Where is the Hub again? Is that the burger bar? Did you buy seascapes?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 15:39:39 GMT
Florence... was only telling my youngest (who is 25) about collecting spiders webs on chilly Autumn mornings on the way to school! Poor spiders!

Posted on 28 Oct 2012 15:44:10 GMT
T4bsF says:
We weren't too sure what the insides of our houses looked like as we spent so much time playing outside. Elastic skipping, two balls, skipping with two ropes, gobs, alleys, touch, L-O-N-D-O-N, rounders and we'd put on our own concerts in the street.

Posted on 28 Oct 2012 15:46:27 GMT
T4bsF says:
Blue Liverbird - yes poor things we were destroying their means of catching their lunch, but we didn't realise this at the time. I have a spider who lives in the side mirror of my car and every time I wind down my window, it breaks and he has to start all over again.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 16:11:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Oct 2012 16:13:31 GMT
pixie says:
on the front you wont miss it..thet do cocktails and a great view of the harbour..really laid back atmosphere...the lifeboat might have live music...as does the queens...so nice to chill by!
This may sound weird but if you have a cool bag...take it...the local butcher has the most amazing pork and is open at 8am!

Posted on 28 Oct 2012 16:38:17 GMT
T4bsF says:
...on the front of what part of our lovely country Pix? Have Googled it but it comes up with Hubs all over the place.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 16:44:54 GMT
pixie says:
St Ives Cornwall....my most fav place..any one intersted in staying should check out Groupon..there is adeal for two for two nights at an eco hotel..(which I've stayed at) with a cream tea for about £129..whole deal..a real bargain! Check out Primrose Valley hotel St ives on Tripadvisor...I don't lie!!x

Posted on 28 Oct 2012 16:47:40 GMT
T4bsF says:
I might just do that. Now we're retired we're looking for some short breaks and it's ages since we've been down that end of our land. I think the last time was when my kids were in their teens in the 80's

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 16:48:32 GMT
just catching up on posts..It was .nice of that woman in Liverpool helping you ..K... i'm still thinking what she uses the rubber bands for..:-)

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 16:50:11 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Oct 2012 16:50:43 GMT
pixie says:
If you like that part of the country check out The Gurnards Head Zennor...even if you don't stay you can get the bus to there for lunch...very special! Where are you?

Posted on 28 Oct 2012 16:52:55 GMT
T4bsF says:
Cardiff pix. - so quite a way to go - but worth it - it really is lovely down there. We stayed at a place called Mullion Cove. Is the theme park Flambards still there?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 17:00:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Oct 2012 17:00:56 GMT
pixie says:
Yes! it's quite big! if you want a change there is The Fowey hotel in fowey...very beautiful and very Daphne du Murier....
The Idle Rocks Hotel st Mawes...across from Falmouth...
The Greenbanks Hotel falmouth...Wind in the willows author has attachments there
Falmouth..lots of Hotels to choose and if you stay there The Wheelhouse is a must...tell Teen i sent ya!
Mousehole..The Coastgaurd Hotel...special views nr Penzance.

Cardiff and wales in general...lovely! stayed at Barmouth and visited Port Merrion...reminders of THe Prisoner...my elderly friend was friends with the creator......very special man in his plus fours!

Nearly forgot Dartmouth...and agatha Christie gardens!

Posted on 28 Oct 2012 17:16:32 GMT
Oor Dad would do anyfing for us - he would sometimes suck a Polo Mint and let us sir around his breath for a heat - what a guy.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 17:18:25 GMT
pixie says:
What a guy indeed! Any other gems Rab...long time no hear!x

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 17:18:53 GMT
pixie says:
By the way was your dad a scots cockney?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 17:29:10 GMT
honeybunny says:
A scotney;-0

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 17:30:26 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Oct 2012 17:32:25 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2012 17:30:34 GMT
pixie says:
Yo! what amix...my pa came from Cumberland...step dad..but well good!
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